Kew Richmond, United Kingdom TW9 3AB 020 8332 5655
Kew is the home of two elegant gardens in the South East of England - Kew Gardens in South West London and Wakehurst Place, the home of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank, in West Sussex.
More than 250 years old, Kew is a recognised World Heritage Site. Our rich history is interwoven with Royal heritage and the development of modern day plant science and plant conservation. A fascinating place with lots to offer, thousands of people visit Kew each year.
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Marks and Spencer Distance: 1.5 miTourist Information 11-14 George Street & 25-35 Red Lion Street, Richmond, TW9 1JY Richmond, United Kingdom TW9 1JY
Established in 1884, Marks & Spencer provides quality fashion and outstanding food, all responsibly sourced.
Vision Express Opticians is driven by a commitment for unparalleled customer service and to provide the best individual optical care, the right product and great value.
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St Mary Magdalene, Richmond Distance: 1.4 miTourist Information Church Walk Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom TW9 1
St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, in the Anglican Diocese of Southwark, is a Grade II* listed parish church on Paradise Road, Richmond, London. The church was built in the early 16th century but has been greatly altered so that apart from the tower, the visible parts of the church date from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.Since 1996 St Mary Magdalene's has been part of the Richmond Team Ministry, which also includes the churches of St John the Divine and St Matthias. It has a strong musical tradition and offers choral services each Sunday.HistoryThe initial chapel was built in around 1220. The church was entirely reconstructed during the reign of Henry VII who, after rebuilding the royal palace of Sheen, renamed Sheen as Richmond in 1501. The two bottom sections of the tower that survive from this period were re-faced in flint in 1904.In the early 17th century, a south aisle was added to the nave. The north aisle was added in 1699. The original nave and the south aisle were rebuilt in 1750, and iron window frames replaced the original windows in 1850.The plaster ceiling over the nave was replaced in 1866 by the architect Arthur Blomfield with timberwork, described by Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner as "inappropriate". Blomfield also constructed new galleries and replaced the box pews with bench pews.
Nestled away in the heart of Richmond’s old town, you’ll find Jamie’s newest project, the Trattoria, taking over the old Richmond Press printing office.
A local, neighbourhood restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, the Trattoria is open for breakfast, coffee, lunch, dinner or just antipasti and cocktails at the bar. As with anything we do, the emphasis is on fresh, seasonal ingredients that are cooked simply and beautifully to make the most of the quality and flavours.
It's the perfect place to wile away an afternoon, and while the weather’s hot, our private walled terrace is an ideal setting to soak up some sun with a beer and a bowl of pasta – you’d be forgiven for thinking you were actually in Italy.
Richmond Palace Distance: 1.5 miTourist Information Old Palace Lane Bridge Boathouses London, United Kingdom TW9 1
Richmond Palace was a royal residence on the River Thames in England that stood in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It lay upstream and on the opposite bank from the Palace of Westminster, which lay nine miles (14 km) to the north-east. It was erected about 1501 by Henry VII of England, formerly known as Earl of Richmond, in honour of which the manor of Sheen had recently been renamed as "Richmond", later to become Richmond upon Thames. It replaced a palace, itself built on the site of a manor house appropriated by the Crown some two centuries before.In 1500, a year before the construction of the new Richmond Palace began, the name of the town of Sheen, which had grown up around the royal manor, was changed to "Richmond" by command of Henry VII. However, both names, Sheen and Richmond, continue to be used, not without scope for confusion. Curiously, today's districts of East Sheen and North Sheen, now under the administrative control of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, were never in ancient times within the manor of Sheen, but were rather developed during the 19th and 20th centuries in parts of the adjoining manor and parish of Mortlake. Richmond remained part of the County of Surrey until the mid-1960s, when it was absorbed by the expansion of Greater London.